Demand for IT staff is increasing in permanent and temporary jobs, with a particular shortage of .NET developers.
The latest report from the Recruitment and Employment Confederation and consultancy firm KPMG showed IT is the third strongest performing sector in the permanent job market.
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The research uses a ratio system, where a figure of 50 indicates no change in demand. Permanent IT jobs had a ratio of 61.4, up from 43.6 a year ago. Temporary IT jobs rose to 56.9 from 43.3.
The two sectors with higher growth than IT were executive and professional jobs, and engineering and construction.
In the last month consultants found .NET developers in particularly short supply, the report said.